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Marriage Licenses
MARRIAGE LICENSES


OBTAINING YOUR MARRIAGE LICENSE
Once the intentions have been filed and the bride and groom have signed the marriage license, the marriage license is immediately issued to the bride and groom.  The license must be used within 90 days from the date the intentions were filed.   The cost of obtaining a marriage license is $40.

HOW TO FILE INTENTIONS
The first step in filing a marriage license is to have the marriage intentions recorded in writing.  Both parties must sign the intentions, stating they are free to marry.

You must be 18 years of age to marry without parental consent.  If you have been married before and are divorced or widowed, a certified copy of documentation showing how the last marriage ended is required. 

You only need to file in the town that you live.   If you live in separate towns, you only need to file one copy.  

MARRIAGE CEREMONY   
Do you want to get married at City Hall?    The cost is $25.  It is preferred that you bring two witnesses of your own, however, you may ask staff to witness.  If you want city staff to stand in as witnesses, please call 582-4460 to make sure we have coverage.

REQUEST OF A CERTIFIED COPY OF A MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE
Please write a letter including the following information:

Full name of Bride and Groom
Date of Marriage
Relationship to the name of the request
Genealogist ID #
Name and mailing address where we should send the certificate(s)
Number of certified copies you are requesting

Copy of Driver's License, Passport or Goverment ID or two copies of utility bills, bank statements, vehicle registration, personal check w/address, previously issued vital record, social security card, DD214, pay stub, w-2, voter registration card.




 
 
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